I’d like to start my blog with presenting my favorite glam metal band – Quiet Riot.
They were founded in 1973 by guitarist Randy Rhoads and bassist Kelly Garni, under the original name Mach 1, before changing the name to Little Women and finally Quiet Riot in May 1975.
It wasn’t popular band, but a lot of people knew their greatest hits – “Cum On Feel The Noize”, “Metal Health” and “The Wild And The Young”.
Quiet Riot – Laughing Gas (Randy Rhoads Solo)
Quiet Riot – Slick Black Cadillac
Soon, both founders had left band(Randy Rhoads was hired by Ozzy Osbourne, who left “Black Sabbath”). Therefore, they had stopped using “Quiet Riot” name, replacing it with “DuBrow” – last name of the new singer, Kevin DuBrow.
After Rhoads’ death in 1982 (he died in plane crush), they had come back to previous name “Quiet Riot”.
Metal Health is the third album by American heavy metal band Quiet Riot. It was released on March 11, 1983, bolstered by the #5 hit “Cum on Feel the Noize” and the #31 hit “Metal Health”. It knocked The Police’s Synchronicity out of #1 in the U.S. The album went on to sell more than 6 million copies and it is considered a classic among heavy metal fans to this day. However, some critics such as Allmusic, perceive it as a one-hit wonder, owing to Quiet Riot’s relative lack of critical and commercial success with following albums (and subsequent disintegration) towards the end of the 1980s. The title track was ranked #35 on Vh1′s 40 Greatest Metal Songs.
The band went on a tour the same year and also supported Black Sabbath on their Born Again tour in the U.S.
Quiet Riot – Metal Health
Quiet Riot – Cum On Feel The Noize
Quiet Riot – Thunderbird
Their next albums weren’t so popular. In 1983 they’ve recorded QR III album5 with “The Wild And The Yong” song.
Quiet Riot – The Wild And The Young
After that in 90′s like other bands, they’ve started playing stronger heavy metal music (all next albums).
Quiet Riot – Cold Day In Hell
In 2007, band was resolved …
On November 25, 2007, The Vegas Eye website reported that Kevin DuBrow had been found dead in his apartment earlier that day. Banali confirmed the death in an email to Spain’s The Metal Circus.
On December 10, 2007, media reports confirmed that Dubrow was pronounced dead on the afternoon of November 25, 2007, and was later determined to have died of a cocaine overdose approximately six days earlier.